Motocross gear, unlike motorcycle gear for street riding, has a shorter life due to the use and abuse it gets put through. When you go out to hit the dirt, not everyone likes to admit it, but sometimes you literally "hit it," and that fall can tear holes in your jersey or scuff up your riding pants. Whereas motocross jerseys can afford to be thinner in material (for ventilation purposes), the motocross pant is what is being worn down from constant contact with the seat and sustained abuse from the dirt and rocks as well. When you shop for motocross pants you should keep these three qualities in mind: lightweight design, flexible material, and durable fabric. A splash of color doesn't hurt either.